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2 responses to “Keep It Real”

  1. I have come to love this blog and its mix of fashion, arts and gender politics. It’s brilliant and keep up the great work.

    I especially enjoy all of Marije’s posts as they really do keep me up-to-date with all that’s happening.

    But this is the first time I have ever left a comment on any of the blogs that I follow.

    This article is great and I have read more today about the Keep It Real campaign. I have three things to say though.

    I think that this blog treads the fine line between appreciating beauty and exploiting women very well indeed. Please do continue to make such an effort to balance your articles so well.

    I think it wrong of Kate Van Raden to post some pictures of beautiful women of all shapes, sizes, colours and styles of adornment all naked (yes, I checked her posts on The Libertine), and yet even though she clearly a very beautiful woman only show herself without makeup.

    The same is true of you Marije. You let us know that you are eight months pregnant yet you resist an opportunity whatever you look like and whatever shape you are in, to show yourself as naked and proud of yourself as all of the women you have chosen to show a second time all naked.

    Can we expect you and Kate Van Raden to show you just as proud too.

  2. Hi There,
    Kate from The Libertine here! I am so honored that you were inspired by the ‘Keep It Real’ challenge this week, and chose to share it with your readers. Your blog certainly is beautiful and important…I hope you continue to find the occasional beauty and inspiration with us. Best wishes,
    Kate

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